United States-based department store chain JCPenney has reactivated contactless payments options in its stores, including, of course, Apple Pay.
A JCPenney support employee broke the news on Twitter. The June 13 tweet, a reply to a “shame on you” tweet from a customer of the retail chain, said the would once more begin accepting Apple Pay again in-store on June 19th. Since it’s now the 27th, you should once again be able to use your Apple Watch or iPhone to pay for your purchases at checkout in JCPenney retail locations.
JCP is happy to share that we are working to reactivate contactless payment options and therefore mobile wallet transactions will be accepted in all of our stores by June 19th.
— Ask JCPenney (@askjcp) June 14, 2019
JCPenney earlier this year stopped accepting contactless payments due to an April 13 deadline from Visa for retiring legacy magnetic stripe contactless technology in favor of EMV technology. At the time, the retail chain did not offer a reason for pulling support, or when it might be reinstated.
JCPenney made the decision to remove Apple Pay for our stores, we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We will definitely forward your feedback regarding this for review.
— Ask JCPenney (@askjcp) April 20, 2019
Until they announced the termination of the contactless payment support, JCPenney had offered Apple Pay as a payment option since 2015.